April 2, 2018
DLCC Communications Director
WASHINGTON – Today the DLCC announced a new record for first quarter fundraising of more than $5 million, with $1 million coming from online donations.
“We are seeing incredible momentum for state Democrats – from a record $5 million in first quarter fundraising to 39 flips from red to blue since Trump was elected,” said DLCC Executive Director Jessica Post. “We know that we’ve got the wind at our back as we work to bring the values Democrats fight for every day to our state legislatures – from standing up for working families, to making health care affordable and accessible, to protecting human rights and fighting for equality, to investing in the next generation through strengthening our public education in America, voters are making their voices heard loud and clear.
In 2017, we doubled our fundraising from the previous cycle, raising $11.5 million in an off-year. As the major player in the state legislative space, the DLCC has been the leader in spearheading successful programs, critical investments, and strategic actions that led to great victories across the country in 2017 and we’re looking forward to continuing to strengthen and rebuild the Democratic party from the ground up ahead of 2018 midterms and crucial 2020 redistricting.”
The DLCC is on track to spend $35 million this election cycle, and has highlighted some of their state Democrats to know in 2018 at races.dlcc.org. Democrats are only 16 seats away from flipping eight chambers, you can read about our 2018 roadmap here.
The Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee is the only organization exclusively committed to electing Democrats to state legislatures all over the country and winning Democratic control of chambers. For over two decades, the DLCC has been working with state legislative leaders to invest strategically in state programs, which has led to Democrats flipping 39 seats since Trump’s inauguration. The DLCC is building on Democrats’ winning momentum and continues to lay the groundwork for substantial gains in 2018 in statehouses nationwide. State Democrats recently scored critical victories in Connecticut, New Hampshire, Kentucky, Florida, Minnesota, Missouri, and elsewhere, while also leading the resistance against the Trump administration’s extremist policies. You can learn more about critical upcoming elections and follow DLCC’s Spotlight Races at races.dlcc.org.
For more information or to schedule an interview with the DLCC, please contact Mara Sloan at [email protected].